What breed makes a good match with the basenji?

So.. See title.. 😃

Which breeds make a good match with our B's??

We're maybe thinking about adding another doggy to the family.. So we need some suggestions.

The Pharaoh hound is high on my list… The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is high on BF list. (I love them as well :))

Do you have any idea?

I think that it is a very personal choice. Many breeds can and do get along well with basenjis. What it is it that you are looking for that is making you look at other breeds? Those traits are probably going to be the real keys to finding your next dog.

What are you looking for? Something to tire them out, or just keep them busy all day?

I find our dogs seem to do best with shorter haired, hound, sporting dogs, like beagles & labs. Our dogs see little fluffy miniature dogs as prey. Long haired larger dogs, they tend to want to pluck their hair off like a chicken.

I used to have a toller. Lovely dogs!! But very, very work orientated. You have to keep them REALLY busy - something like agility or obedience is great for them if you're not going to work them.

Only had Maya a few days, but she loooooves my pugs. Gets on great with the labs too but seems fascinated with the pugs lol

I think dobies are good matches. 😉 Ayda always kept Lexi in line– It was really funny!

I think a second basenji is the perfect match for your first one!
laugh.

Yep Sharron, that is how I feel too.

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But in Lisa's case it is "a second b is the perfect match for your first one, a 3rd b is the perfect match for you second one, your 4th b is a perfect match to your 3rd one…" :D:D:D

Ok.. My first choice would be another b. But we also like a lot of other breeds 🙂
We don't want a dog that's too big.. So no dobermann for us 😉 Also no fluffy hamsters.
I'm not really a pug-person.. so sorry.. no pug.. 😃
We're not looking for a dog to tire Tillo out. Just a companion.. We will tire them out 😃
And we like sporty, natural looking (no short noses etc) dogs.
This is hard..

Medium size, low grooming, sporty, natural looking - I think you just described a Basenji!

I guess I would ask, if you don't have another breed in mind, are you really sure you don't want another basenji? Truly your criteria matches basenji though there are some other breeds that could also be a fit, like a whippet.

Are you thinking of a specific group? I know your classifications are completely different over there.

If (If!!) Liz and I were to get into another breed….I can say with 75% certainty it would come from the (sight)hound group. With all the coursing we spend more time around those breeds than any other group.

-Nicki

@lvoss:

Medium size, low grooming, sporty, natural looking - I think you just described a Basenji!

I guess I would ask, if you don't have another breed in mind, are you really sure you don't want another basenji? Truly your criteria matches basenji though there are some other breeds that could also be a fit, like a whippet.

😃 I did describe a basenji, didn't I? 😃
I like whippets as well.. but I always have a problem with their heads being not so friendly.. (this does depend on their colloring/marking)

There is one problem with adding a b-puppy.. the period when they are born, doesn't fit my lifestyle at the moment.. And BF has some doubts.

@mauigirl:

Are you thinking of a specific group? I know your classifications are completely different over there.

If (If!!) Liz and I were to get into another breed….I can say with 75% certainty it would come from the (sight)hound group. With all the coursing we spend more time around those breeds than any other group.

-Nicki

We have a sighthound group and a spitz/primitive dog group. I like both groups! (love salukis etc :D)

Have you considered a Vizsla? They're wonderful!! I find them a great match with/for my B's. They are similar in personality as well.

both of the malinois i've had get a long great with the basenjis. my basenjis do like to defuzz hairy dogs, but otherwise I'd say any breed could do fine with your basenji. i think it has more to do with individuals.

What about a dalmatian? Sporty, handsome dogs…

What about a Cirneco dell'Etna? I've seen a number of them lure coursing. Similar in size to a basenji, not as big as a Pharoah Hound.

@BDawg:

I think dobies are good matches. 😉 Ayda always kept Lexi in line– It was really funny!

AH My two FAVORITE breeds!!!! That's a combo I would LOVE to have!

Fox terrier or Jack Russell terrier?

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